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Leading International Scholar Joins CDI-IPD Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Indonesia | Canberra | November 2011

  ^^^ CDI-IPD Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Indonesia
^ Professor Matthew Shugart  

Prof Matthew Shugart, one of the world’s leading authorities on electoral systems, was the principal discussant at the Roundtable on Electoral Reform in Indonesia held at the Australian National University on 14 November 2011, sponsored by CDI and the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD). Prof Shugart was a guest of ANU’s College of Asia and the Pacific and had been invited by Dr Yusaku Horiuchi of CDI’s academic umbrella, the Crawford School of Economics and Government. CDI and IPD invited four prominent figures from Indonesian organisations involved in the theory and practice of reform of the Indonesian electoral system since 1999. The roundtable was an opportunity for Prof Shugart to gain a fuller understanding of the nature of debate and experimentation in electoral reform in Indonesia since the first democratic election of 1999. The Indonesia-based participants were able to draw useful insights and a comparative perspective from the great breadth of knowledge about international electoral systems that Prof Shugart has developed from his research and writings.

The participants at the Roundtable were:

  • Prof Matthew Shugart, University of California, San Diego
  • Dr Ketut Erawan, Institute for Peace and Democracy, Bali
  • Dr Ramlam Surbakti, Airlangga University, Surabaya
  • Mr Hadar Gumay, Centre for Electoral Reform, Jakarta
  • Dr Kuskridho Ambardi, Lembagi Survei Indonesia
  • Mr Paul Rowland, Director, National Democratic Institute, Indonesia
  • Dr Andrew McIntyre, Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
  • Dr Stephen Sherlock, Director, Centre for Democratic Institutions
  • Dr Yusaku Horiuchi, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU
  • Dr Edward Aspinall, Dept of Political and Social Change, ANU
  • Dr Greg Fealy, Dept of Political and Social Change, ANU
  • Dr Jon Fraenkel, State Society and Governance in Melanesia, ANU
  • Ms Sheila Flores, Centre for Democratic Institutions
Prof Matthew Shugart
CDI & The Institute for Peace & Democracy | Bali


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The Centre for Democratic Institutions (CDI) supports the efforts of democracies in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen their political systems. It provides training, technical assistance and peer support for parliamentarians, political party organisers and emerging leaders in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, with a particular focus on Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji. CDI sponsors research and publications on political change and democratic governance.

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